Online Resources: All Articles
Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.
Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S. by Jennifer McCallum
09/17/2013 Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a prayer vigil at the Southgate Publix in Lakeland on July 13, 2013.
Stories of Peacemakers: Haiti by Carol Van Gorp
09/16/2013 There is a growing social movement that demands the respect of children’s rights in Haiti, which includes a focus on stopping the practice of enslaving children (restavec), as reported by Beyond Borders, an organization working to develop child protection policies and practices at all levels of Haitian society.
Stories of Peacemakers: Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China by Carol Van Gorp
09/15/2013 Mission For Migrant Workers Ltd. (MFMW) in Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China, works with Indonesian and Philippine Foreign Domestic Workers, a group of nearly 300,000 women who migrate to Hong Kong for work to support families still at home. One main program of MFMW is to train the workers in their legal rights and responsibilities. During a training session that included a segment on illegal recruitment practices, one woman shared her experience.
Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine by Carol Van Gorp
09/14/2013 Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people; heavily subsidized, imported food and food aid undermines Palestine’s farming economy and creates food dependence.” The project on Women’s Empowerment and Food Sovereignty offers a different path for low-income Palestinian rural women.
Stories of Peacemakers: Korea by Carol Van Gorp
09/13/2013 The world around us beats with not only the stories of tragic violence that seem to be daily escalating, but real Love; Love in-breaking a violent world directly from the heart of God. United Methodist Women are daily stepping up to the plate to be the Peacemakers we were created to be in such a warring, violent world. As the Nation sets its eyes towards more violence, let us remember and pray strongly and with grateful hearts for the Love that is real and tangible and through which we participate by being United Methodist women.
Things that Make for Peace: Addressing Child Poverty by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/12/2013 Women constitute nearly two-thirds of all minimum wage workers, as primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners. As our children and teachers start a new academic school year, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, tells the story of Janol Vinson, a teacher.
Towards the International Day of Peace and Beyond by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/11/2013 I invite you to imagine with me! How does peace look like? What are the things that make for peace?
Peace as a Communal House that We Build Together by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/11/2013 As we observe the 12th Anniversary of 9/11, let us pray for healing for all those traumatized by memories of violence. Let us commit ourselves to recognizing things of peace and working for justice.
Restoring Hope, Building Local Capacity by Amy-Jo C. Versolato
08/26/2013 United Methodist Women Mission Giving has supported the much-needed work of the Center for the Victims of Torture in Africa for the past seven years, helping provide direct mental health care to torture survivors.
Mission Giving Enables Young Women’s Workshop Experience in Asia by Gifliyani K. Nayoan
08/23/2013 United Methodist Women’s continued support for the World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific enabled 34 young women to attend a gender justice workshop in Bangalore, India, October 22-25, 2012.